I'm just Gonna Leave this Right Here.
Updated: Sep 14, 2020
Yesterday I heard something that resonated with me in such a way I have not been able to shake it. The essence of what I heard was simply, “You are exactly where God intended for you to be”. And I started to reflect on the days and times when I was faced with change. Change that was usually packaged as an unanticipated circumstance. The change that I inclined my thinking to interpret as a loss, then felt the need to mourn the “perceived loss”. Today I challenge us to change our thinking and to see change as God positioning us for greatness.
Today I encourage to you look first for the light at the end of the tunnel before bemoaning the circumstance and thus falsely believing that the circumstance is to be your undoing rather than your deliverance. Positive thinking is akin to prayers that avail much, for as a man thinketh so is he. I am encouraging myself, and you, from this day henceforth, to view and interpret change as, “Opportunity.
And to that end, be you also cautioned; if someone no longer wishes to be in your life, let it be, let them go. You need never mourn for that which does not lament for you. Especially, do not yearn for that which does not hunger for you, nor love that which despises you. You need not smile at those who do not wish to smile with you, nor feign friendship nor kinship nor relationship with or to anyone who does not see your worth. Those that are contentious avoid them. And as Maya Angelou said: “when people show you who they are, the first time, believe them”. Live this life on your terms, demand for yourself what you KNOW you DESERVE and accept nothing less.
This is by no means an attempt to insinuate that people are incapable of change but until that change becomes evident: Proverbs 4:23-27 - Safeguard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Keep your mouth free of perversity. Let your eyes look straight ahead. Fix your gaze directly before you and give careful thought to the paths for your feet. And finally, be resolute and firm and unwavering, in all your ways.